The sentenced “Bitcoin Czar” named in the Pandora document

The International Federation of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) found in its Pandora paper a major cryptocurrency criminal who was exposed for sending funds into a shady tax haven.

According to the ICIJ document dated October 3 Summarize The organization’s findings from its Pandora document investigation showed that offshore assets belonging to the so-called “Bitcoin Czar sentenced for money laundering related to the largest cyber robbery in history” were determined to be handled by one of the companies.

Pandora Papers contains a 2.94 TB database covering 11.9 million records from 14 different offshore service providers. These documents claim to expose the hidden assets of more than 330 politicians and senior public officials from 90 different jurisdictions, including 35 national leaders and more than 130 billionaires.

ICIJ also pointed out that the assets of “bankers, large political donors, arms dealers, international criminals, pop stars, spy leaders and sports giants” can be determined in the document.

Although the “Bitcoin Czar” identified in the Pandora document is not directly named, their verdicts related to the most important cyber robbery in history narrowed the scope of who the individual might be.

The reporter said that the operations of the hacker organization Carbanak were unparalleled in scale and value. It is estimated that the cyber group has More than $1.24 billion stolen From 2013 to 2017 financial institutions and companies located in more than 100 countries/regions.

although two Of the 6 people, 6 were sentenced for their role in Carbanak, but the circumstances surrounding the arrest of Denis Tokarenko (also known as Denis Katana), Carbanak’s hypothetical leader in 2018, show that he It may be the culprit identified in the Pandora document.

According to an article in Bloomberg Businessweek Restate Tokarenko was arrested in March 2018, and the Spanish National Police found 15,000 Bitcoins in the hands of hackers, worth 162 million U.S. dollars at the time.

Carlos Yust, the chief inspector of the Spanish National Police Cybercrime Center, told the publication that Tokarenko also used the bitcoin mining business purchased in China to launder his stolen funds into BTC.

Many analysts also described the 2016 Bangladesh Bank cyber robbery, in which hackers stole nearly $1 billion from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York account owned by the bank. Central Bank of Bangladesh As the largest virtual theft in history.

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However, former Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation employee Maia Santos Deguito is the only person sentenced for cyber robbery so far, and Cointelegraph’s investigation did not provide any source to link Deguito to crypto assets.